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Vulnerability of libbfd: denial of service via DWARF FORM Block

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a fatal error via DWARF FORM Block of libbfd, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable systems: openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SIMATIC, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 17/10/2018.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2018-7569, openSUSE-SU-2018:3223-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:3323-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2415-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2432-1, RHSA-2018:3032-01, SSB-439005, SUSE-SU-2018:3170-1, SUSE-SU-2018:3170-2, SUSE-SU-2018:3207-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-27530.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can generate a fatal error via DWARF FORM Block of libbfd, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This security threat impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SIMATIC, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer weakness note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer threat alert.

Solutions for this threat 

openSUSE Leap 15.0: new binutils packages (23/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: binutils 2.31-lp150.5.3.1

openSUSE Leap 15.0: new binutils packages (31/10/2019).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: binutils 2.32-lp150.10.1

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: binutils 2.32-lp151.3.3.1

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: binutils 2.31-19.1

RHEL 7: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7: binutils 2.27-34.base.el7

SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU 1518: workaround for GNU/Linux Vulnerabilities.
A workaround is indicated in the information source.

SUSE LE 12: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 RTM: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP1: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP2: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: binutils 2.31-9.26.1

SUSE LE 15: new binutils packages (17/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: binutils 2.31-6.3.1

SUSE LE 15: new binutils packages (29/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: binutils 2.31-6.3.1
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